News/Blog

Updates, exhibitions and research-based projects
*2020- Solo exhibition-title and dates to be confirmed, Blackpool Art College, The Gallery at University Centre, Blackpool

*2020- Two person exhibition - 'Spatiality' with fellow artist Nigel Morris, Sugar Store Gallery, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria, 10th Jan - 8th March ( I will be running a printmaking workshop on the 8th March- Experimental Printmaking using drypoint and monoprint )
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*2019-PRINT INTERNATIONAL, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, N Wales, 16 Nov - 2 Feb 2020 ( prize winner )

*2019- Group Show, INSPIRED BY, Inspired By Gallery, North Yorkshire Moors(Oct-Nov, details on website)

*2019-Regional Print Centre, Wrexham, N Wales, facilitating a 2-day workshop, Dry-point and Monoprint combined, 17/18 July

* 2019-Two person exhibition-SPATIALITY with fellow artist Nigel Morris, The Thomas Storey Room, Storey, Lancaster 15-27th July

*2019- Two person exhibition- ' SPATIALITY' with fellow artist Nigel Morris, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, North Wales- 6th March - 4th May

*2019- Two person exhibition -Disturbed Surfaces: Where we meet with Georgianna Cardoso, The Gallery at St Georges Quay, Bolton city centre, Lancs. Sep - Nov
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*2018-Will be showing unframed work at Mostyn Print Fair, with Aberystwyth Printmakers. in Nov , at Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, N Wales-see website for details

*2018-Pleased to have had a piece of work selected for GRAPHICALL 2018exhibition as part of the International Print Exposition - 15-22 Dec , Print Symposium and exhibition at 2bid gallery, Amsterdam, NL

*2018-Work selected for the 'print of the month of August' 2018 by TOP PRINTMAKING, on-line international print forum, website and blog, printmakers on-line community facility.

*2018-Pleased to have had my work shortlisted for the national National Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking-2018
13 artists will show work in a touring exhibition at WYPW Gallery, Huddersfield (15 Sep - 27 Oct)-transferring to PR1 *Gallery, UCLan, Preston, 6 - 22 November followed by Spike Studios, Bristol 19Jan - 16 Feb 2019

*Off to Anglesey in early June to develop the Immersion/Emergence project with wild swimmer, Denise Wilkin. Underwater filming and photographs will take place- can't wait.

*Very pleased to be taking up residence in a new studio space in Morecambe just near the front-

from 9th April-end of June, 2018

This will help me to develop my new project-Immersion - Emergence - having a studio space so near to the sea/coastline will be hugely helpful

*Upcoming exhibition-May 2018

Make Colour Sing
Abstraction Now-
Review of Contemporary Abstraction

Held at The Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery, Nottingham-6 - 13 May

An international exhibition of 14 artists, curated by artist Laine Tomkinson.

Immersion : Emergence

A collaboration is underway with international wild swimmer, Denise Wilkin. Denise swims in open expanses of water in unconventional places, including the sea, rivers, lakes, docks and sea estuaries.

This theme has been on-going but this further episode focusses more closely on immersion and emergence including the performative aspects of Denise's swimming and the context that is set in.

This research-based project investigates the repeated immersion and subsequent emergence (of Denise's body ), metaphorically, pointing to the moving into and out of a variety of 'immersive' experiences throughout life. An on-going exploration that is in the sphere of ambivalence, focussing on the process , that is of merger and of being separate, of fear and freedom.

My plans are to develop my project with natural expanses of water by exploring the physical movements of Denise when becoming immersed, emerging from the water and then re-entering the water, in a cyclic movement.

Conversations about Denise's subjective experience will also be integral and a body of work will develop out of and alongside these investigations.